Hey MLE, I'm a long time lurker of this thread and have had to return to get advice on replacing a failing set of PC360's
Originally I had my heart set on the HE-400's but now with you having got hold of the Annies I'm thinking along the same lines as seemingly everyone else in here and wanna get hold of them instead!
But the only thing that's stopping me is the Philips Fidelio X1's, now I know you haven't heard them but you've stated in the thread for them that you would consider giving up the HE-400 for them - what I wanna know is why? What are you hoping to get out of them over the 400's? The only comparison for them that has stuck in my mind is someone comparing them to the Q701 and saying that they added the bass the Q701 always lacked, which (rather annoyingly for me XD) is what most people seem to say about the Annie.
I'm in the UK so I can get hold of the X1's far more easily than I can the Annies, the HE-400's and the Annies would be about the same price and the X1's would be about 20% less.
Any input would be appreciated, I'm leaning towards the Annies because I know what I'm getting (there are far more comparisons from others) but they are rapidly running out of stock at the two places I can get them from.